Azure ARM template for Cool Storage

Azure Cool Blob Storage has been made available a few weeks ago. With this new type of Azure Storage account, you can store your cool objects at a lower price than typical hot data while still being able to use the same performance in accessing the data when needed. I wanted to have my Azure Resource…

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Using the Azure API Management REST API as workaround to RBAC functionality

If you are using Azure API Management today, you might have noticed the service is only available in the previous Azure management portal. While support in the newly GA’s portal is coming, this does mean that one of the features that the new portal exposes, namely Role Based Access Control (RBAC) is not yet available….

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Azure API Management – Using PowerShell for backup and restore

Automation is the new Black, as “said” by Mark Russinovich during AzureCon. One of the ways to automate in Azure is by using PowerShell tools for Azure, next to other options. I’ve been working with Azure API Management for some customers lately, and one interesting short post caught my attention: Full set of Windows PowerShell cmdlets…

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Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service General Availability

Microsoft just announced the general availability of our Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) support! With this release Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Network move out of Preview and are now ready to use for your production apps. With Azure Virtual Machines you can deploy and run durable VMs in the cloud, provisioned from…

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Windows App Day – slides and video from the event

A small month ago on November 23rd we welcomed over 200 attendees to our first Windows App Day in Antwerp, focusing on developer and User Experience/web content for building apps. What types of apps you ask? A lot of it was centered around Windows 8 Store apps but also Windows Azure and mobile services as…

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New Windows Azure Features and Services Announcement and Live stream today

Yesterday, Microsoft announced previews of new Windows Azure services that help developers build applications that connect data to users across public and private clouds, take advantage of VHDs and deploy scalable websites quickly and cheaply.  Today, Scott Guthrie will host “Meet Windows Azure” to introduce these new services.  And on Monday, as part of TechEd…

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Azure Spotlight: Numeri’zik Robot Stream Goes Cloudy (cross posting)

Leveraging an interesting post from my colleague Nick with a case on Numeri’zik’s project on Windows Azure.   Numeri’zik is a Belgian startup company that is involved in the digitization of media and new ways of communication. They are a member of the Microsoft BizSpark program, through which they have access to Microsoft software, support…

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New Windows Azure Site and Features Available (cross-posting)

Cross posting from my colleague Bart Vande Ghinste’s blog. Yesterday Microsoft released the new Windows Azure Website with improved billing, management and SQL Azure capabilities. The site is in English today with localized versions planned to roll out next year A highlight of the new features include: Implementation of “Spending caps” where you can eliminate…

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Updated Windows Azure SDK & Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK Available

Leveraging an announcement from the Windows Azure team with news on Windows Azure SDK (Tools for Visual Studio 2010), Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK and another update to the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit. Please find the highlights below or read the official Windows Azure Blog post. We are simplifying the development experience on Windows…

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Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – October 2011 Update now available

The October release of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit (WAPTK) is now available as a free download. The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes hands-on labs (HOLs), presentations, and samples to help you understand how to build applications that utilize Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and the Windows Azure AppFabric. Download the full training kit…

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